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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:07:43 -0400

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with reporters as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, IowaLess than a week after formally launching her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is already being tested on a thorny issue for Democrats: free-trade deals and their impact on workers. On Thursday, the debate rose to a full boil when members of Congress from both parties announced legislation that would give President Barack Obama the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority he needs to complete a massive Asia-Pacific free-trade deal. Over two days of campaigning in Iowa this week, where she discussed economics, Clinton, who is the commanding front-runner to be the Democratic nominee for the 2016 election, uttered not a word about the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:14:01 -0400

Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom townA man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher's murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim's rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that's swept across ...


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:05:37 -0400

Fresno explosionFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large explosion closed both directions of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people, authorities said Friday.


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:45:29 -0400

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. "What are we doing here?" Obama said. "I have to say there are times when the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it. It's gone too far. Enough. Enough. "Call Loretta Lynch for a vote," he said emphatically. "Get her confirmed." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:15:18 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012 file photo, newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Byrd-Bennett's attorney Michael Scudder confirmed a letter was sent Friday, April 17, 2015, to Board of Education members that Byrd-Bennett has requested a leave effective April 20 amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once consulted. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced Friday.


Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Robert Bates apologized for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Tulsa.